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take a look at wendy davis' biography, we get stuff like this. >> by the time i was 19, i also was already married and divorced and raising a young daughter myself, living in poverty and facing the same challenges and hardships that i'd seen my mother face. >> she went from being raised by a mother with a sixth grade education, who supported her four kids, to living in a trailer park with her own child, to graduating the first in her class, to going on to harvard law school, to become a texas state senator in 2008. these up by the bootstraps details of wendy davis' bio are familiar, and when she became a rock star last june, it was those details that not only helped to endear her to the people of texas, but helped make her a national star, including right here on this network. all of it has helpederer raise $12 billion. but that's not the whole story about wendy davis, because it's never the whole story about any candidate. reporter wayne slater has a new piece in "the dallas morning news" that's making quite a stir in the davis campaign, in which davis herself admits she's bee
the republican state of the union response. thank you both, guys. >>> coming up, wendy davis becomes the object of strange conservative obsession. but first, say it ain't so. the man suspected of leaking painted masterpieces of former george w. bush has been caught. has the most coverage? this isn't real difficult... pretty obvious to me. i'm going to have to say verizon. verizon. that's right! the choice is obvious. verizon's superfast 4g lte network is over three times larger than any other 4g lte network. now get one, two, or even three-hundred dollars off a new smartphone depending on the smartphone you trade in on america's largest, most reliable 4g lte network. that's powerful. verizon. now get a free lg g2, with a 13-megapixel camera. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my a
we'll tell you what you need to know coming up. >>> plus, wendy davis is fighting back after questions over the details of her personal story. is it a desperate attack by her challenger, or could it be a real problem for her? >>> disinvited. the u.n. rescinds the invitation for iran to be part of the syrian peace talks. will this cause problems before the talks even start? and what happened iran's nuclear program? a former ambassador will fill us in. >>> good afternoon, i'm chris jansing, and next hour, new jersey governor chris christie takes the oath of office for his second term, embroiled in scandal, and we've just learned new jersey lawmakers will announce this morning that they'll create another special committee to investigate the george washington bridge traffic jam and other alleged abuses of power. it wasn't supposed to be this way. after a huge 22-point victory, capturing women voters, hispanic 30% of democrats, the straight talking and widely popular governor expected nothing but a victory lap today, then he was supposed to spend the year raising his profile as he
. wendy davis became a democratic superstar last summer with her marathon filibuster of strict abortion regulations. now she's made her life story really the center piece of her campaign and it's a compelling story, a teenage single mom who pulled herself out of a trailer park. keeping them honest, that story doesn't stand up to the facts. here's ed lavendara. >> reporter: wendy davis spent around 11 hours last summer filibustering a controversial abortion bill in the texas legislature. it was a wild, rowdy night inside the texas capital. she emerged as the great hope of texas democrats to reclaim the governor's seat, which republicans have controlled since 1994. >> i was raised by a single mom. >> reporter: davis' personal journey of struggle and hard work seems tailor made for a political campaign, a divorced single mother, a rise out of a trailer park to harvard law school. but then some discerepancies in the story. while the basics are true. davis, working multiple jobs, graduates from college and harvard law school. but a closer look suggests the exact details are more elusive. >>
to the point where some feel misled. wendy davis became a democratic superstar last summer with her marathon filibuster of strict abortion regulations. now she's made her life story really the center piece of her campaign and it's a compelling story, a teenage single mom who pulled herself out of a trailer park. keeping them honest, that story doesn't stand up to the facts. here's ed lavendara. >> reporter: wendy davis spent around 11 hours last summer filibustering a controversial abortion bill in the texas legislature. it was a wild, rowdy night inside the texas capital. she emerged as the great hope of texas democrats to reclaim the governor's seat, which republicans have controlled since 1994. >> i was raised by a single mom. >> reporter: davis' personal journey of struggle and hard work seems tailor made for a political campaign, a divorced single mother, a rise out of a trailer park to harvard law school. but then some discrepancies in the story. while the basics are true. davis, working multiple jobs, graduates from college and harvard law school. but a closer look suggests the exact
at the hands of priests for years. and texas governor candidate wendy davis hitting back at questions regarding her personal life after reports of inconsistencies in her story from the age she was when she became a mom to some other issues in her background. we'll dig into this. ] think all pads are the same? don't. [ woman ] the technology in these pads... best creation ever! [ female announcer ] always infinity. the only pad made with flexfoam, not fluff. so thin, yet it absorbs 10 times its weight. infinity. clean. dry. fresh. always. when i'm training, i always listen to music. for the gym, it's hip-hop. for cross-country, classical. and for jumps, i need something...special. so i use my citi thankyou visa card for music downloads and earn two times the points... plus a little extra inspiration. [ ♪ music plays ] the citi thankyou preferred visa card. earn two times the points on entertainment and dining out with no annual fee. citi, with you every step of the way. i took medicine but i still have symptoms. [ sneeze ] [ male announcer ] truth is not all flu products treat all your sympto
candidate wendy davis reports raising $12.2 million over the last six months. meantime, republican candidate texas attorney general greg abbott reports raising 11.5 million over the same period. abbott reports $27 million cash in the bank for his campaign while davis did not announce cash on hand. will davis compete against abbott's huge war chest? beyond the amount of money being brought in, it's where the money is coming from as well, mark. much of his money at this point coming from texas. hers nationally. >> i think the numbers show that wendy davis will be competitive when it comes to money. both sides will spend tons of money on tv ads in houston, dallas or san antonio. wendy davis' biggest challenge is whether she can make up political disadvantage that democrats face in the state of texas. barack obama only got 41% of the vote in texas in 2012 presidential contest. that was a good democratic year. when democrats look ahead to 2014, a lot of them are bracing themselves for a worse political environment than 2012. that's wendy davis' challenge. she'll be fine on money. whether she can
not but it is not helping his tenses. >> the media will already in force the double standard so wendy davis was never fetid ee looked into her past she could tell this wonderful story how she pulled yourself up from her bootstraps but little did we know her husband funded for her education then filed for divorce then left her child. >> i don't like when women of our exalted for these stories of feminism but wendy davis is faking it until you make it then it used a the sugar daddy then threw her kids aside. i don't think women should look up to someone like wendy davis. lou: the democrats are manufacturing this war we see eric cantor charging ahead with the march for life from pro-life i do not understand why the republican leadership is so far out on the issue of abortion if it has been decided fly with the supreme court it is a matter of conscience or religious beliefs and individual choice what is the profit for the party to get involved? >> but who is more conservative? let's kill each other to say where we are divided. the social issues they do it for fund-raising because they are scared. but that goes
correspondent james rosen with the fact and fiction behind wendy davis. >> after a filibuster against pro-life legislation in texas last summer vaulted her to the front ranks of pro-choice politicians in the democratic party, state senator wendy davis launched a gubernatorial bid facing off against greg abbott. >> she married young and by 19 was divorced and was raising me as a single mother. >> she's kind of capitalized on her harrowing story of the single mother struggling through law school and raising her daughters. and a lot of people have kind of sympathized with her over that, and now that it's come to light that, well, some of the details may not be totally correct, i think some voters or some people who were thinking of voting for her are going to have a problem with that. >> indeed, the dallas morning news disclosed on saturday that davis was 21 when she was officially divorced from the first of her two husbands, the second husband received custody of her daughters and paid for most of her college at harvard law. she said, my language should have been tighter. later, she issued
. >>> she's wendy davis, and she is running for governor of texas. and surprise, surprise, the right wing is after her big-time. stay tuned for that. it goin' on♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. lease this 2014 cadillac srx for around $319 a month with premium care maintenance included. ♪ >>> breaking news. tonight former virginia governor bob mcdonnell and his wife maureen have been criminally charged for repeatedly asking a local businessman to help them with personal debts. for two years it's alleged they illegally took gifts, vacations, and loans from johnny williams sr., the former ceo of star scientific, a company that makes dietary supplements. in return, he would allegedly get help marketing his product from mcdonnell. just four years ago mcdonnell burst on to the national political radar as the governor of virginia. that very same year, 2010, he was given the honor of delivering the republican response to the state of the union. he was someone r
, she may have only lived there for a few months. because of the scrutiny surrounding wendy davis' story, her campaign put out a two-page biography of her early life. it says she was married at 18, and she and her husband had their first child at 19, and lived here. at some point they were separated and wendy davis and her daughter remained here. but it's not exactly clear just how long that was. the biography says they struggled to make ends meet and it does say that by age 20, she spent a short time living with her mother. but kennedy is a veteran columnist for the "ft. worth star" telegram and has seen davis sky rocket to the top of the texas scene. >> the trailer was never a big deal until this year she has gone through bitter campaigns for city council where she won and lost. she has gone through two very bitter campaigns for state senate. the trailer was never a big deal. it was always something she said in passing. >> reporter: and then the issue of how she paid for several years of college and law school. a topic often featured in her campaign ads. >> she could have buckled under
staged an 11-hour filibuster to block abortion restrictions. now wendy davis is running for governor and she's just been caught fudging facts about her life story. eric has the details on that. >>> plus, new info on the bombshell indictment of former governor mcdonnell of virginia. that's coming up right after the break. there's a new form of innovation taking shape. at a company that's bringing media and technology together. next is every second of nbcuniversal's coverage 0f the 2014 olympic winter games. it's connecting over one million low-income americans to broadband internet at home. it's a place named one america's most veteran friendly employers. next is information and entertainment in ways you never thought possible. welcome to what's next. comcastnbcuniversal. >>> welcome back, y'all. wendy davis, some call her abortion barbie for her 11-hour filibuster on the texas senate floor on an abortion bill. now the contender for texas govern is under fire for be less than truthful about her past. much less than truthful. she told the dallas morning news she put herself through law
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filibuster against an abortion law in texas. this morning, wendy davis faces questions about her own life story, one that has been central to her campaign for texas governor. we have been looking into this. >> so this is raising eyebrows because the details of this story now seem blurry. blurry is a word used by the dallas morning news. a single mom, working her way through school, the general contours are true, but it's the details and the timeline that are now in question. she pitched her story as an american dream come true. >> i was barely making ends meet and sometimes they didn't. >> texas state senator wendy davis propelled into the national spotlight last summer with her physical stamina after the famous filibuster against an abortion measure. it shot her to the front of the pack amongst democrats in her gubernatorial bid. now it's sparking some debate. >> by the time i was 19, i was a single participate. >> over the weekend, the dallas morning news revealed inconsistencies in her statements and began raising questions about her boot-strapping life story. the news reports she divo
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of all time. >>> in texas, wendy davis is caught lying about her private life. ann coulter is here to react to the growing controversy in the lone star state. >>> new york governor andrew cuomo is trying to backtrack tonight after making these rourkes. listen. >> who are they? are they these extreme conservatives that are right to life, pro assault weapon, anti-gay? is that who they are? because if that's who they are and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of new york. because that's not who new yorkers are. >> no place in the state of new york. guess what, governor. i'm not the only one offended and ready to pack their bags. michelle fields braved the snowy weather today. she went to st. patrick's cathedral in new york city to see what some people in new york thought about their governor's ant anti-conservative and anti-catholic comments. >> reporter: he's walked back his statement saying his fine with people that are pro life and pro gun control. it's not sitting well with can many catholics, we're here to find out what people think. >> i think
's race to succeed rick perry and wendy davis raised just over $12 million. the state attorney general, greg be abbott, the republican running against her got around the 12 -- $12 million, too. republicans having fun with the fact she's drawn so much national democratic excitement. she's done events in new york, d.c. they're each going to have as much money as they could possibly want to fight this out. and it's a race that's exciting not just because so many people identified with wendy davis after her filibuster over the abortion but also, as you guys know, the obama crowd, national democrats really have their eye on texas as a state that in 2020 could be a purple state. every demographic is pushing it that way. former obama aides are down there pushing wendy davis. that's part of what brought in that big money. >> in just a few hours, president obama will meet with democratic senators at the white house, i guess his first step in making sure they keep control of the senate. what's next? >> mika, for the first time in the last couple of weeks, you've heard more and more democrats and
is pouring in for wendy davis' campaign for texas governor. peter has that story. >> reporter: ever since wendy davis announced she's running for governor last october democrats have wondered can she raise the kind of money to be competitive in a state as big and as expensive as texas. guess what? she just did. we'll be right back. if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. for many adults, humira is proven to help relieve pain and stop further joint damage. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal events, such as infections, lymphoma, or other types of cancer, have happened. blood, liver and nervous system problems,
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and gubernatorial candidate wendy davis taking heat. accused of fudging the details of her life story on the campaign trail davis touting triumph. dallas news raising questions about some of davis' claims. your thoughts. >> the particular exaggerations that she admitted to are pretty small bore. this is a terrible story for wendy davis. she is putting herself forward. you talk about a great hope. the great hope for national democrats. potentially turn texas blue. she has been a magnet for money raising a lot of cash and this is her introduction. most people know her from pink sneakers and filibuster that happened last year. now comes into focus softened the edges of her biography. unforced error and not a good one when you are trying to get traction against a very formidable candidate. >> not expected she is likely to win the texas governor's this time around, this was her chance to really put herself out there and tell her story and position her for later. to have this happen it hurts. >> part of the issue too is that voters actually expect politicians to lie. they expect it to some
. >> you are not charlie pierce. >> speaking of the political future, how is wendy davis doing in her bid to become the first democratic governor of texas in 30 years. numbers released today say better than you think. that is coming up. >>> good news for democrats. democrat, wendy davis, has outraised her top republican opponent, attorney general greg abbott. she pulled together more than $12.2 million compared to abbott's $11.5 million. she rose to fame and earned a passionate national following for her filibuster of an draconian anti-abortion bill in june. it was signed into law in texas. part of an unprecedented assault on abortion rights in the state. in the past three years, more anti-abortion in the past ten years. today, that was front and center in washington. anti-abortion groups are challenging the constitutional of massachusetts 2007 buffer law. a measure designed to come bass intimidation of women trying to access a constitutionally protected medical service and clinic workers trying to provide that service. you have to tip your hat to the anti-abortion forces who have found t
this year will be wendy davis's run for governor of texas. cut taxes,crats can they will cut the legs out of the concert of -- conservative machine. georgia with barack obama only lost six percentage points without contesting the race. these 24 states have 351 electoral votes. it takes to ordered 70 to be elected president. they have 303 congressional seats. the states have the power to elect the next president and secure the control of the congress. ran forse jackson president, he said the handle once picked cotton can now pick presidents, senators, and governors. democrats were smart, they would be massively invested in communities of color in the south and southwest. conservatives have done the math and it is no accident the art investing efforts to restrict in thewhites -- rights south and southwest. while obama's campaign and did bring out voters, for several months, there is nonetheless still no lasting strategy, program, or leadership pipeline carried out by the democrats in these key areas. apparently too many democrats had trouble with math. there is a shocking underinvestment in
knows them all too well is democratic texas state senator wendy davis, maria shriver is down in washington, d.c. and has her story. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. thanks so much. wendy davis became a familiar name last year when she stood in her pink tennis shoes for 11 hours to defeat a texas abortion bill. even though the bill eventually passed, davis became a star and her story, her personal story resinated across this country. >> everybody says wendy davis is an overnight sensation. does it irritate you that people call you an overnight sensation? >> i'm not an overnight sensation. i'm a texan, and i'm a texas success story. i am the epitome of hard work and optimism. >> wendy davis was catapulted into the spotlight last june when her phil buster caught the nation's attention. >> the capitol literally felt like it was alive that day. >> reporter: her story was forged a long way from the austin state capital. davis grew up poor and at the age of 18 found herself pregnant and married. by 19, she was getting divorced and living in a mobile home park. >> you
for a democrat, but not surprising, 12.2 million. that's how much texas state senator wendy davis said she raised in her campaign for governor. in combination with a bunch of campaign accounts. but davis is about $700,000 ahead of her republican opponent, at least for the fund-raising, greg abbott. the question has been about wendy davis, not her ability to raise money. the question, can she turn money into swing votes? next up, 3. sort of. that's the number of judges who have overturned their state's bans on gay marriage. either in whole or in part, since december. the late seft a federal judge striking down oklahoma's gay marriage ban yesterday. but he immediately stayed the ruling, pending appeals, and last week, a judge did the same thing in utah, and before christmas, a judge in ohio ruled the state should recognize gay unions on death certificates. all of the rulings are being appealed. hey, guess what, thanks, supreme court, for the no-decision decision you did last year, that's what's leading to the mess. >>> up next, a court decision that could cost the nfl more money. the number is $765
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as much of that as we have in the past. >> one of the good examples of that is wendy davis, who in texas had that filibuster and now has a platform to potentially become governor. new fundraising figures, in fact, show davis raked in more than $12 million from july to december last year. some people are saying it's the filibuster that turned her red state blue. is it that connection women make? of course these issues matter to them, they live them. >> i think a lot of people are excited about wendy davis, i'm one of them. and these figures from her fundraising are encouraging, but she's still running against someone with a lot of money in their pocket already and someone who's been very fierce and has a high approval rate in texas. >> you think the gubernatorial races are going to be the ones to watch this year. >> that's exactly right, because we only have one female democratic governor, excuse me, in all of the nation, and that's a huge problem, especially when we think about the war on women. this year, the biggest assault on women have been in states led by male governors. those are
reception beforehand is going for $2,500. >>> wendy davis is off to an impressive start trying to become the first democrat elected as governor of texas since 1990. she raised more than $12 million in the last six months of last year. her likely republican opponent, state attorney general greg abbott brought in $11 million. >>> meanwhile, in iowa, 67-year-old governor terry branstad is expected to announce his re-election bid for a sixth term and many expect him to win in a cake walk. >>> today president obama heads to north carolina, where he'll talk up the economy. one person who won't be there is the state's junior senator, kay hagan. a spokesperson for the democrat says she's too busy with her day job in washington. >>> and who says lawmakers can't have a sense of humor? our new partner here at nbc, now this is news, has gotten some members of congress to read tweets directed at them, and as you can expect, most of them were not so nice. >> you really suck a pig's [ bleep ]. >> paul ryan has such pretty blue eyes. sometimes it's easy to forget he's satan incarnate. >> you are proof t
is the new battleground state. one of the most important races in this country will be wendy davis's run for governor will be -- which is in texas. with -- where barack obama only lost by six , the board race will be the governor there. elected 270 to be president. these 24 states have 303 congressional seats. 318 is the magic number for majority in the house. the states have the power to elect the next president and secure control of the congress. the cottonhat once and let us and now the president, senators, governors. >> you can watch the entire discussion at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow eastern time, why after washington journal -- right after washington journal. truthfully, that every single problem in america would be better if more people could read, write, and comprehend. i just know that. we would be able to compete with the rest of the world. we would not have these children who are committing crimes because their families do not have jobs. they do not have jobs because they do not know how to read, they cannot write, they do not understand. i think every thinking american is coming to
candidate wendy davis and blurring the facts when it comes to her life's story. the report takes issue with the age when she divorced. also, how long she lived in a mobile home while accept raetsem her husband. when asked for a comment they said her language should be tighter. >>> the pro obama nonprofit raised more than $26 million according to a voluntary disclosure, but that is actually about half its original goal of $50 million. >>> and that's going to do it for your morning dish of scrambled politics. it's tomb for your first look at politics with washington post reporter, david nakumura. >> good morning. >> nice to see you. >> you, too. >> let's go to the president's comments about pot which he said is no more dangerous than alcohol. we heard that from the president. earlier in the week senator reed who said he supported it for medicinal purposes, david, do you sense a trend here with all these lawmakers coming out? are we going to see more and more coming out to address this publicly, maybe in support of it? >> i think you will see lawmakers come out with more liberal views. i'
completely true. some of the details here were misleading. wendy davis, apparently was divorced when she was 21, and not 19. she only lived in a trailer park for a couple of months. her now ex-husband, jeff davis, actually helped pay for her harvard law school education by cashing out a 401(k). she didn't do it by herself. the broad contours of her life story remain true. one truism of political campaigns, you go at your opponent's biggest strength. her biggest strength is this compelling life story. any time details of your biography are blurred, it is a real problem for any candidate. >> why blur your background at all? even with what's true in it's truest form, she is still admirable, right? >> absolutely. i think again the bigger picture here is that the story is generally true. any time a politician is answering questions about whether the story they present to the public is accurate, that's a problem. to your point, her republican opponent, greg abbott, has to tread carefully a little bit. if you start pressing wendy davis on the details of her life story, imagine, picture a debate
senator who filibustered an abortion bill for 13 hours. well, wendy davis is back in the headlines, this time the democrat who is now running for governor of texas accused of lying about her life story. davis claimed she was divorced and a single mom at the age of 19 who went from a trailer park to harvard law school. it turns out that davis was 21 when she got divorced, lived in a mobile home for a few months, and her second husband paid for her final two years of college and that harvard education. davis responding this morning saying, quote, my language should be tighter. i'm learning about using broader, looser language. i need to be more focused on the detail. >>> taxpayer dollars hard at work or not? well, the "the new york post" is reporting that staffers for bill de blasio are not working, and instead watching netflix and playing card games while waiting for their new placements. while they're doing nothing, they're still collecting pay. >>> and they're not forgetful. old people just have too much information in their heads. new research finds older brains are a little slow
of the most important races in the country this year was the wendy davis run for governor in the state of texas. taxes, itocrats cut will cut the legs out of the conservative political machine and make it impossible for republican to win the white house for the next 20 years. barack obama only lost six percentage points in georgia. it represents the democrats best opportunity for senatorial pickup this year as michelle nunn runs for the seat her once helper and what these 24 states have 351 electoral votes. it takes 270 to be elected president. these 24 states have 303 congressional seats. 218 is the magic number for majority in the house. these states have the power to elect the next president and secure control of the congress. when jesse jackson ran for president, the hand that once picked cotton can now accenture's and governors. democrats were smart. they would be massively investing in communities of color in the south and southwest. conservatives have done the math and it's no accident that they are investing in efforts to restrict voting rights in the south and southwest. did s
. >>> let me move on to wendy davis. let me give your thoughts first quickly. she is running for the democratic nomination for the next governor of texas. she has embellished a little bit of her biography. what do you make of this? >> i think accuracy is important these days in politics. i remember a couple of years ago when marco rubio got the dates wrong of when his parents come to the united states from cuba and when paul ryan couldn't remember his marathon running time. wendy davis can't remember her on bigraphical information, when she got divorced. she has embellished. when you are running for high office like the governor of texas do not embellish because you will get caught if you are saying lies. >> she has said that she needs to be more careful in her language. clearly i think the gop is going after her as to whether she was divorced or separated at 19 ort at 21 because i think they are afraid that her story is really resonating with women in texas. there is no question that she struggled. she started working when she was 14. she was a single mom at 19 living in a t
for texas governor, wendy davis, is now under attack for clouding her life story. critics say she exaggerated her past as a single mother who put herself through college. the conservative ericson said, so abortion barbree had a sugar daddy named ken, not the bio she claimed. >> they are having a hard time talking to women. >> the mere fact that wendy davis exaggerated her story, doesn't that hurt her candidacy. even some critics say it did. >> let's talk about the embellishment. she said she was divorced at 19. it turns out, she was separated at 19 and the divorce became official at 21. nothing changes the fact that she grew up under some real hardship. she raised her kids. she put herself through a community college, texas christian, with the help of scholarships. she married a man that helped her go and get her advanced degree from harvard law with loans they jointly repaid. this is a really compelling story. this is a personal narrative that a lot of women in texas and men too, frankly, can identify with. that's why republicans are going on the attack. >> they say it was wrong
of exaggerating and maybe even lying about her personal life story. wendy davis running for governor of texas claims she was living in a trailer park, divorced single mom at the age of 19. turns out she was 21 when she divorced and lived in a mobile home for a couple of months. now her response to attacks from her republican opponent only adding fuel to the fire. joining us right now is a tea party activist and texas gop congressional candidate for texas' 32nd district. katrina pearson. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> what do you make of wendy davis essentially lying about her personal history to make it sound like she had a much more interesting personal story than she really does? >> well, let's see. democrats lying on the campaign trail to get elected? not really anything new and definitely not new in texas. >> she said my language should have been tighter. i'm learning about using broader, looser language. i need to be more focused on detail. is that fair? >> no, it's not fair. we should be focused on the truth. she is running in the state of texas, running against a popular atto
carolina state. and while president obama gets ready to come to the podium, chris christie and even wendy davis are big names making headlines just a few weeks into the new year, a year that promises to have a lot of political twists and turns. so we've expanded our political round table. joining us now is eugene robinson. "usa today's" bureau chief susan page, and of course, chris matthews. the president is about to come out. he's going to be speaking about the economy as he shakes hands and gets ready to go up to the podium. quickly, susan, what we're hearing from him is what the agenda is. this is teeing up income inequality and the state of the union in two weeks. >> that's right. and a big speech for him. he needs to recapture a little momentum going into the state of the union, going into this new year. >> and here's the president. >> thank you so much. thank you. it is good to be back in north carolina. [ cheers and applause ] if you have a seat, go ahead and have a seat. if you don't have a seat, don't. it is good to be here at the home of the wolfpack. i want to thank your chance
battleground states. yes, texas. one of the most important races in the country will be wendy davis's run for governor in the state of texas. ofs will cut the legs out the conservative political machine and make it impossible for a republican to win the white house for the next 20 years. georgia, where barack obama lost by only 6 percentage points represent the best opportunity for senatorial pickup. these 24 states have 351 electoral votes. to be elected. they have three is 03 -- they congressional seats. these states have the power to elect the next president and secure control of the congress. when jesse jackson ran, he said the hands that picked cotton and lettuce can now pick senators and governors. >> more of steve phillips remarks here on c-span. >> i think without question, it is not keeping pace with where the marketplaces. the sec should do what it can to calibrate its regulation to fit the times. we are essentially stock and we have reached the point now given the intermodal views that we see, they need to be able to silosctions to reduce the required to treat telephone compani
. >> sometimes he should follow the prompter more, some think. >>> wendy davis admits her book about her own life may not be entirely accurate. davis told the dallas morning news the book had errors and missing details. the gubernatorial candidate said to the paper, "my language should be tighter." >>> first lady of france out of the hospital, she was admitted after accusations francois hollande was having an affair with an actress. neither he nor the alleged mistress have denied talk of an affair. ve got a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's time for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is that won't relieve all your symptoms. hmm? [ male announcer ] new alka seltzer plus-d relieves more symptoms than any other behind the counter liquid gel. thanks for the tip. [ male announcer ] no problem. oh...and hair products. aisle 9. [ inhales deeply ] oh what a relief it is. ♪ give him the calorie-smart is a. nutrition of beneful healthy weight. with wholesome rice,real chicken,soy, and accents of vitamin rich veggies... plus a taste he loves. beneful healthy weight...from purina. [
. the rags to riches story of wendy davis may have been richly embellished to her advantage. the dallas morning news is reporting on several inconsistencies in her biography. she roared on the national political stage last year when her filibuster against the state's abortion law made her a leader in the pro-choice movement. her compelling personal story leads like a tv movie plot, an impoverished single teen mom making it all the way to harvard law school and the texas state house. davis has talked openly about having a baby and being divorced by age 19 and living in a trailer. she revisited the mobile home park in an interview last week on the "today" show, but the morning news writes she did not divorce until age 21 and she lived in a mobile home only for a few months while separating from her first husband. she later married a lawyer 13 years her senior who paid for her law school at harvard. he says she left him the day after her final tuition loan payment was made. davis admits to some inconsistencies, saying, quote, my language should be tighter. i need to be more focused on the
're expecting ten inches of snow in some areas. we'll tell you what you need to know coming up. >>> plus, wendy davis is fighting back after questions over the details of her personal story. is it a desperate attack by her challenger, or could it be a real problem for her? >>> disinvited. the u.n. rescinds the invitation for iran to be part of the syrian peace talks. will this cause problems before the talks even start? and what happened iran's nuclear program? a former ambassador will fill us in. >>> good afternoon, i'm chris jansing, and next hour, new jersey governor chris christie takes the oath of office for his second term, embroiled in scandal, and we've just learned new jersey lawmakers will announce this morning that they'll create another special committee to investigate the george washington bridge traffic jam and other alleged abuses of power. it wasn't supposed to be this way. after a huge 22-point victory, capturing women voters, hispanic 30% of democrats, the straight talking and widely popular governor expected nothing but
gears, to wendy davis, someone we've talked about quite a bit in texas, running for governor and running for the nomination for governor. and now forcing -- being forced to answer media reports down there that she had slightly altered her rumor focus the on the single mom aspects of it and didn't really give the time line correctly. you never want to be on the defensive about giving your biography when running for office. but this is a careful balancing act also. given her appeal to many women and the fact that she's potentially running against a man. >> sure, she did live in a trailer for some time. she was a single mom for some time. but she did acknowledge being a little bit loosy goosy with the facts. it's actually quite analogous to the christie story, the more prominent you get, the more intense the scrutiny is on you and your behavior. i think to some extent, on both of those figures are reaping a little bit of the perils of notoriety. she needs to make sure she gets her story precisely straight because the -- she didn't need to really amplify it that much. it would have been fine
of texans who have been ignored. bill: that was then. now the democrat wendy davis is running for office and some of her word are coming back to haunt her. female announcer: female announcer: get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets, at low clearance prices. save even more on floor samples, demonstrators, and closeout inventory. the year end clearance sale ends sunday at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ bill: a van crashing into a pop eyes flaunt orlando. that was a woman and young boy standing inside. they moved just out of the way. that van driver ran a red light before crashing into a car and then the restaurant. the man was driving with a suspended license. martha: dramatic video of a deadly jet crash that happened in aspen. the private plane was on its second landing attempt when it hit the tarmac hard killing two passengers. why are we seeing this video now? >> reporter: it was obtained through a colorado open record request. it was compiled by five different heat sensing surveillance cameras that monitor ramps at aspen county airport.
of the most important races in the country this year will be wendy davis's run for governor of the state of texas. if democrats take texas, it will cut the legs out of the conservative political machine and make it nearly impossible for the white pub bub to win white house in the next 20 years. georgia, where barack obama lost 6 percentage points without even contesting the race represents the best democratic pickup for the senate as michelle nunn goes for her seat her father held. takes 20 to be elected president. these 24 states have 300 congressional seats. 218 is magic number for majority in the house. these states have the power to elect the next president and secure the control of the congress. much jesse jackson ran for president the hand that once picked cotton and lettuce can pick presidents, senators and presidents and governors. if the democrats were smart they would be massively investing in communities of color in the south and southwest. conservatives have done the math and it is no accident that they are massively investing efforts to restrict voting rights in the south an
christie under investigation. texas state senator wendy davis, her resume in question. >>> former virginia governor bob mcdonnell indicted and another rambling video of toronto mayor rob ford. who will survive the scandals and who won't? the arbiter of justice is here with that. >> i decline. >> you're pleading the 5th. i love it. so let's run through some of these. so we are all familiar with the investigations that chris christie is facing. an interesting twist, though, last night on cross fire. the former virginia attorney general, also ran for governor, saying on cross fire that christie should step down as chair of the republican governors association. do you think there's going to be a real movement towards that? >> there are some republicans that have been talking about that privately. some that don't just like chris christie. some do who do like him that thinks perhaps he should just go back to new jersey for six months or so, hopefully in their view, be exonerated. at the moment, team christie says no way. a little bit of inside politics if you will about ken cuccinelli. he ran fo
for the trailer we lived in. >> that was a portion of a campaign ad by texas gubernatorial candidate wendy davis, which features her daughter. but the dallas paper revealed wendy williams was 21, not 19 when she first got divorced and her mother attended school through 9th grade, not 6th. she defending her narrative as a mother defying the odds. kasie, what else can you tell us about this story? was she divorced when she went on to college? there seem to be two different stories out there. >> reporter: well, some of the details are not quite right. >> like what? >> like we just walked through the fact she was actually 21 when she got divorced, her mother's education went further than she herself insinuated. she sort of displayed herself as somebody who pulled themselves up by their boot straps. she had a child. she was a single mother at 19 was when they search rated, 21 she was former live divorced. she went on to go to community college. her second husband helped put through law school. >> did he pay for harvarharvard. >> he cashed out an account -- >> she did live in a trailer park, even if i
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